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What resolution of the palestinian conflict ?

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in response to reader comment: Of course they share common interests

Submitted by Lars Nielsen (Denmark), Mar 11, 2012 at 07:36

Sara writes, that Israel and the US have a common interest in solving the palestinian conflict, and I disagree.

The israeli interest is, that the palestinians cease to be a menace to Israel. Israel is therefore very anxious to agree to the creation of a palestinian state, before the palestinians have recognized the existence of Israel and given up their claim, that palestinian refugees and their descendants should have a right to return to places inside Israel.

The US interest is to dominate the Middle East. It has no specific interest in solving the palestinian problem, as long as the arabs do not care. And the arabs have never shown much interest in solving the palestinian problem. But if the arabs should join forces against Israel, the US would have to choose. Either a war against the arabs or to abandon Israel.

On the other hand, the US has no interest to abandon Israel now, because this would be seen as a sign of weakness. Therefore, the US has adopted a policy, where it orally supports peace between israelis and palestinians without doing anything, which would promote the peace process.

Which is in fact a wise decision. Because if the palestinians and the israelis are not able to find a solution on their problems, which allows both parties to exist, nobody else can.

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